Charles Evans Whittaker is the only Federal Judge from the State of Missouri to become a United States Supreme Court Justice. He
served in this capacity from 1957-1962. Justice Whittaker served the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and then
the US Court of Appeals from 1954-1957 when he was confirmed by Congress to the Supreme Court. It is appropriate that the Eighth
Circuit's new 21st Century facility be named to honor the history of the Court.